Don Frederick, a political correspondent for Bloomberg, answered the question of who Donald Trump is in an article he wrote back in December.
“Who is Donald Trump?” he asked.
The better question, he said, may be, ‘What is Donald Trump?’ The answer: A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political and media establishment.’”
“The Trump supporters figure they may as well have some fun tossing Molotov cocktails at Wall Street and Georgetown while they watch the nation collapse,” he added.
We all know that Democrats have no interest in straightening out our problems and few Republicans have the moral courage. Most believe Trump has the best shot at beating Clinton in November.
“No reasonable person can believe that any of the nation’s major problems will be solved by Rodham, Bush, and the other dishers of donkey fazoo now eagerly eating corn in Iowa and pancakes in New Hampshire,” Frederick wrote.
Donald Trump put the hated media on notice Friday and threatened them with libel laws they do not have to currently face because they are protected.
He was cheered for it.
As much as almost all of us hate the biased media, playing around with protections for the press could put the First Amendment in jeopardy so we do have to be careful about rooting for this. Some of the media do act as watchdogs and if we take protections away from some, we take them away from all.
How fed up are we? We are pretty fed up.
Maybe it’s about that Molotov cocktail.
Trump will probably go after them. At least the threat is there, and it might be a threat against our First Amendment.
Trump can’t do it because it’s already been decided by the Supreme Court in New York Times v. Sullivan but the real concern is that he sounds like the Democrats who want to shut down free speech, particularly on the the Internet and particularly by people with whom they disagree.